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Simply The Best


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

PATRICK from miramas, France


15 Apr 2011 5:30am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Really unique and quirky shot.

15 Apr 2011 6:00am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

The texture of the fence overlying all is just delightful.
This guy apparently decided to ham it up and give you a good pose.
Don't you wish all your subjects would so willingly get into the spirit of being photographed ?!!! :-)

15 Apr 2011 6:15am

@DULCIE: thx Dulcie . Not at all - I prefer candid shots, natural facial expressions or expressions at that moment. I like this shot too , but this one is one in hundreds :)

JacklineG from Béarn, France

C'est lui le plus fort ! On n'en doute pas, et son sourire fait plaisir à voir ! Bonne journée Mariana

15 Apr 2011 6:25am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Did you get impressed? Mariana, hahaha,

15 Apr 2011 6:30am

@El pare: not really :) he could be my son :)

Nina from Haute Loire, France

The best seems inaccessible behind the fence!

15 Apr 2011 6:40am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

typical male attitude. The fence is a bonus!
Cheers Mariana

15 Apr 2011 6:50am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice and funny shot , I like this true smile ! Phil

15 Apr 2011 6:52am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

15 Apr 2011 6:59am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Really cool image!

15 Apr 2011 7:12am

Chantal from TERHEIJDEN, Netherlands

it also has something painfull over it, like imprisoned

15 Apr 2011 7:14am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Pretty girl, camera, off! As a sub-species, us men haven't moved on a lot since we lived in caves!

15 Apr 2011 7:42am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Lolll ... Oh yes! he is the best and most beautiful:) Superb these tattoos and great portrait, too cool. Nice day.

15 Apr 2011 7:48am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Waouuu !! Quel homme !!
C'est lui le plus fort !!
Excellente !!

15 Apr 2011 7:49am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Happy guy...good combination of Tattoo & texture...Like it.

15 Apr 2011 8:03am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

No doubt about it - these strong men have to be kept in a compound !!! :-)

15 Apr 2011 8:33am

guillaume from Paris, France

So strong !! :)

15 Apr 2011 8:56am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Thank goodness for the cage :)

15 Apr 2011 9:01am

@grouser: why ?

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

He is very proud of his body, a happy face, the fence has created a really thought provoking image especially when you see the effect of his hand above the wire, free of any restriction. I now have Tina Turner's song "Simply The Best " in my head :)

15 Apr 2011 9:39am

@Christine: the same with me Cristine - Love this song and Tina ;)

Damian B from Manchester, United Kingdom

This brought a smile to my face after some of the haunting (Amazing) images you produced of late - I wonder if it was a male 'capturing' the beefy guy would he have that smile on his face or was he just happy to see you, maybe looks can be decieving and this guy is a softy rather than his look stereotypes, adds to the mystery of the photos and the tones are fantastic - Brilliant work as always!!

15 Apr 2011 9:43am

@Damian B: he would probably do the same as for me , if saw you with your camera :) Thanks D.

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Simply the best..for your portraits Mariana! EVeryday an interesting photo and composition! thumbs up!

15 Apr 2011 10:37am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

la vague grillage donne tout le mouvement de cette excellente image Mariana bravo !!

15 Apr 2011 10:46am

Irene from L C, France

Cool smiling shot !

15 Apr 2011 10:54am

@Irene: you mean smiling face :) shot is not so smiling as his face ...

Lydia .Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

He is proud and happy ! The best ? not sure !!

15 Apr 2011 11:26am

@Lydia .Dd: he is the best !!!!! no doubt !!!

Kat from Lorraine, France

Sympa ce cliché, y'a pas à dire c'est lui le meilleur :)

15 Apr 2011 11:36am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada


15 Apr 2011 12:16pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Really cool shot, too Mariana...he looks happy to display and the fence (?) really adds to invite all kinds of visual tricks..I love this composition!

15 Apr 2011 12:18pm

@Denny Jump Photo: thanks Denny :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

all that muscle and testosterone

15 Apr 2011 12:46pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! Great shot - confidence is everything!

15 Apr 2011 1:38pm

Frida from Sweden

Well seen and captured!

15 Apr 2011 1:47pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Amazing the extents people will go to get their 15 min.'s.

15 Apr 2011 1:51pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

He suits fishnets :-)

15 Apr 2011 1:52pm

Nicou from Uvrier, Switzerland

Un bien bel homme derrière ce grillage, superbe le graphsime l'effet.

Bravo et amitié


15 Apr 2011 2:00pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Great ! He is flexing, yes, but his smile and energy are exuding something fun and of warmth rather than pure testosterone attitude. You were there, so you know what his "energy" was like in person, but for this cool image with the fence that dances when I scroll a little bit, I am seeing something that makes me smile. It is a sunny day, and a smile feels right. Thanks! Have a good weekend. :)

15 Apr 2011 2:09pm

@Rick: Was freezing out on this wild wind :) For today , for this special day I wish to be much warmer and no windy :) You have a super one , it is your day :) Have a Happy One: )

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

A Cyclone master. How cool is that? Great in B&W.

15 Apr 2011 2:20pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very nice :)

15 Apr 2011 2:29pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

cool shot :)

15 Apr 2011 2:48pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wahaha, great title and photo.
Beautiful contrast and compo.

15 Apr 2011 3:15pm

Michael from Sparta, United States

Very nice, I love the fence.

15 Apr 2011 3:28pm

@Michael: cool .. fence is really cool , but not so cool as this young man ;)

Araceli Martinez from Barcelona, Spain

Excelente BN

15 Apr 2011 4:39pm

@Araceli Martinez: good that you like this BW . thanks .

Ally from Singapore, Singapore

nice, love how its b&w ;) what's he doing behind a fence thats almost falling off?

15 Apr 2011 4:46pm

@Ally: what is he doing ? picture telsl it all, don't you feel it ;) and I am helping with this title - simply the best . thanks for visiting Ally !

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Funny photo

15 Apr 2011 5:00pm

Richard from Didam, Netherlands

Real manpower ;-))) Fantastic compo Mariana!! That fence works great in your composition.
Have a great weekend and i hope great weather ;-))

15 Apr 2011 5:10pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Maybe the reason he is caged is, 'Look but don't touch' ?

15 Apr 2011 6:35pm

Carina M. I. Soriano from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

great shot and b/w

15 Apr 2011 6:39pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una foto con un resultado muy simpático y desenfadado,me gusta el resultado.Saludos Mariana.

15 Apr 2011 6:47pm

....peter:) from Canada

Great imagination in this photo Mariana....i guess that you have captured your man.... so to say:-)....great treatment ....peter:)

15 Apr 2011 7:04pm

@....peter:): o, no , please ... my man ? no way ! and I hope you do not mind me asking - why great imagination ? This is what I saw and what I shooted ;) and - thanks for visiting ;)

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Really nice!

15 Apr 2011 7:40pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great shot, love the expression on this guy!

15 Apr 2011 7:41pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

L'image est étrange , une attitude très démonstrative de l'homme ; mais derrière le grillage

15 Apr 2011 7:44pm

STEED from D, France

Happy Man ...........

15 Apr 2011 7:57pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastico b/w, fabuloso

15 Apr 2011 8:02pm

LB Vision from PARIS, France

somptueux monochrome et belle composition comme souvent ! peace !

15 Apr 2011 8:03pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Absolutely:) He believes it.

15 Apr 2011 8:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Looks like someone wanted to take advantage of a "photo shoot." Great capture!

16 Apr 2011 4:30am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Funny photo, well seen and captured great in B&W !!

16 Apr 2011 4:36am

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic B&W. Lovely expressions. Great capture :)

16 Apr 2011 5:33am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Nice ! Love how you managed to capture him behind the fence. Well done!

16 Apr 2011 9:53am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

the most strong man in the world! Nice shot... Bravoi!

16 Apr 2011 3:50pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

he is at that! a delightful capture...:))

17 Apr 2011 12:36am

larry from somewhere in, Maldives

Cool shot!

17 Apr 2011 4:19am

Arash from Dubai, UAE., United Arab Emirates

Its a good idea to put subject behind the mesh, nice in bw.

17 Apr 2011 11:05am

larans from Lund, Sweden

cool and funny shot! Wells seen and captured.

17 Apr 2011 12:45pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

very funny portrait: love it!

17 Apr 2011 1:39pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

I have not enough words in English! Your composition is really perfect! Great find withthis man and place!
Have a nice day.

17 Apr 2011 4:17pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

bien vista, una forzudo detras de la reja...

17 Apr 2011 6:49pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

how nice of him to pose for you.. :) nice catch..

17 Apr 2011 8:17pm

Journey Photographic from Australia

Love this, especially the texture of the fence over his skin, both tattooed and natural.

18 Apr 2011 12:48pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

Il rit d'être en prison !!!

18 Apr 2011 9:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very creative shot. I like that the processing enhances the pattern of the fence. Cool!

20 Apr 2011 4:05am